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Getting a pushback from work regarding PowerApps

Someone at my work said, "Powerapps itself is a SaaS application. However, what we build on it is not a SaaS application by default.". I don't think it's true!  Is there a link that I can prove it's not right?

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@DMum ,

You have nailed it with the last comment and I have responded to a similar question a little while ago.

"Citizen Developers" are the emerging future (I am not an IT professional) and open source code such as PowerFX (which Power Apps is built on) allows ongoing management of apps without reliance on the person who wrote it - you just need another trained person to come in and continue.

Also the flexibility for changes (at little cost) is greatly enhanced. You will get a lot of "it is not good - it is a <insert IT acronym here> program from software vendors . . .

 

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@DMum ,

A bit of a strange statement - Software as a Service fairly well describes Power Apps as the application is hosted in the cloud as is the publishing version control. You can of course download apps locally (for backup) in a couple of ways. I am wondering with the statement what they inferring as the downside of their perception.

 

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@WarrenBelz 

 

Thank you for your answer. Perception is PowerApps even though it's a SaaS application. Still, an application you build on is not a SaaS application (Say I build a budgeting application using PowerApps it's not a SaaS app), which I strongly disagree with; however, how I prove it?

 

By the way, people who write codes for their lives are scared of the PowreApps potential and what it can do! So I understand this pushback! (job security!)

 

@DMum ,

You have nailed it with the last comment and I have responded to a similar question a little while ago.

"Citizen Developers" are the emerging future (I am not an IT professional) and open source code such as PowerFX (which Power Apps is built on) allows ongoing management of apps without reliance on the person who wrote it - you just need another trained person to come in and continue.

Also the flexibility for changes (at little cost) is greatly enhanced. You will get a lot of "it is not good - it is a <insert IT acronym here> program from software vendors . . .

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

 

DMum
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@WarrenBelz  Exactly what you said 🙂   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXgKf0lSMp0

(Switch your career to the Power Platform with Joe Camp | #LessCodeMorePower)

 

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